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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 24, 2011 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ring! Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching!

The Zep heads will tell ya, John Bonham. Personally, no singular drummer was ever more dynamic than Sir Keith Moon! Ok, the Sir status is a stretch.

In my humble opinion, the finest Beatle album was George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass".

Ringo was no fool, after all, he sold more records in the post Beatle break-up period up through the mid-seventies. Schmaltzy stuff indeed, It Don't Come Easy, Back off Bugaloo, Photograph, You're Sixteen, Oh My My, Ca Ching - Ca Ching - Ca Ching!

Give a listen to "A Day In The Life" from Sgt Pepper's. There's some intricate and complex layers performed there.

Ringo's mastery lied within his subtleness, not dominance, an ability to shadow behind the three front geniuses in this great band while "Paul kept the Rhythm" on bass and keyboards.

It's tough to compare Kreutzman to Starr, different applications; and yes Billy is a fabulous drummer.

You could fit many Grateful Dead footprints inside the global Beatles footprint, and a couple of Elvis too!

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Feb 24, 2011 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ring! Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching!

I think Ringo's shining moment was Tomorrow Never Knows.

He was poorly miked throughout most of those 4 track Beatles recordings. Abbey Road was done on 16 tracks, and his toms, bass, and cymbals are better than most previous albums.

10 years later, Judas Priest would record British Steel at Ringo's house. They went around the place with a tape recorder; slamming doors (the boom-boom between Rapid Fire and Metal Gods), breaking bottles, dropping trays of silverware, etc. for use as percussion sounds on some of the songs.



This post was modified by DeadRed1971 on 2011-02-25 01:28:08

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 24, 2011 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ring! Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching, Ca-Ching!

Yeah, George Martin & John finally let Ring cut loose on Tommorow Never Knows, good call.

Ring also got some chops in on "The End" finality to the "Melody" on Abbey Road.

You Never Give Me Your Money > Sun King > Mean Mr. Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End.

Following "Because" Really, really fine shit here.